The following is actually a poem written by a friend of mine. Her life was saved because HANSON came into it. They pulled her out of a state of depression few have known, and few have survived. I would personally like to thank HANSON for creating the music they do, and just for being themselves. It has rescued us all from a lot of grief. I'd also like to thank Lauren for her letter. Here it is:
I would not be here.
I might be dead.
If a powerful song hadn't been played.
The words broke my shell.
The rhythm freed my soul.
I try to say thank you, but the words always fail.
I longed for someone to save me.
I waited to die.
Now I have hope.
Now I long for life.
Thank you for my new lease on life. I will never be able to repay you, but again, I say thanks.
- Lauren Selthafner